Original CMI Spyder
Price: US $5,200,000.00 Item location: Azusa, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 356
- SubModel: 550 Spyder RS 1500 GT Carrera Speedster Original
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 12,001
- Color: Aluminum Silver
- Number of cylinders: Four
- Transmission: Man
- Interior color: Tan basket weave
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Porsche 356 550 Spyder RS 1500 GT Carrera Speedster Original$5.2 Million is what collectors would expect to pay for a part of racing history like this. Yes, e would love to sell it for $Millions, ut we know that's not going to happen.
However, f you're a Spyder enthusiast and would like to own this stunning and accurate Hand made Spyder Clone. We are now accepting reasonable offers.
This vehicle is currently being advertized as "For Sale" and "Available for Hire" in Movies, V, ames Dean Documentaries, usic Videos, rint Adds, ashion Shoots, orporate Events and Porsche Dealer Show room displays. Therefore we reserve the right to cancel this auction at anytime if this vehicle becomes Sold or out for short term hire.
This project officially started back in the mid 1970's. A true Porsche enthusiast had the foresight to take an original 550 Spyder and cast a detailed mold of every part of the inner and outer body panels, hen he made a welding fixture (jig) directly on the original 550 chassis and captured all the correct sizes, ends and welds of this unique and rare structure. With original Spyders selling for more than $5 Million dollars. This type of tooling would be almost impossible to create today. After nearly eight years in the making, e have built our first Prototype Spyder from this tooling. This is like no other Spyder being made today. If you are all about the details, orrect body shape and size, hen this may be the Spyder you've been dreaming of owning. We have taken years perfecting all the small bits, arts and tooling, o please look closely and you will see that it's all there and correct.
Correct and accurate in all it's details, ven the oval cross member for the pedal mounts. Functioning front and rear jack points, orrect torsion bar front and rear suspension, ptional Hi Chassis also available. 550 jack, ool kit, pare tire with saddle including leather strap. Updated four wheel disc brakes under our exclusive Fibersteel alloy Drum Skinz, orrect 16" rims on bias ply tires.
Correct shape, ize, idth and wheel base, ow rear fenders, ymmetrical wheel well openings, lat spot for rear license plate, ront oil cooler with tunnel, rill and alloy belly pan, ront brake air ducts, ender lips, nner fender shape, ear firewall behind driver and passenger seats, nner quarter panel with access holes (inside and out) for rear torsion bars, ear clam shell tire surround with correct lightning holes, andrel rivets and prop arm, luminum front gas tank tray with correct lightning holes, ivets, fuel cap, arge 550 fuel tank and straps, orrect battery tray with strap, ood hinges, rop rod and hood limit leather belt.
Correct seats, auges, ash knobs, ezels, teering system, oor hinges, handles, oor latches and receivers, edals, andbrake, hifter with reverse lock out lever, onvertible top mounting brackets with dash loops, hicken handle.
The engine that is currently in this Spyder is our prototype Type 1, with our new Active Dual Coil System and four cam style fan shroud. This Type 1 is a 1914cc with dual 40 Weber's that puts out just under 100HP. Please note that this is not the final engine we would like to see in the Spyder. We are offering this engine for anyone wanting immediate delivery and "For Hire" purposes. Otherwise if the buyer is willing to wait for the new Air cooled Porsche type four engine that is currently being built, e will swap out the motor at no additional cost. The new type four will put out the same horse power as the original four cam engine (120HP). The type four motor will have our Active Dual Coil System, our cam style fan shroud and nothing but the best in parts, machining and assembly. We will include a detailed list of parts and the Dyno test results. After many years of building Spyders, e feel that this is the best engine setup for this Spyder. It will be fast and responsive as this car weighs under 1400 lbs. Keeping the horse power as close to the original four cam design, allows for a fun and authentic feel while making this a very Reliable Spyder, eady to start up and go when you want. Larger engine displacements can be arranged, ut we feel it's not needed.
Completely rebuilt High Performance Pro Street Type 1 Swing axle with a Super differential, luminum side cover, elded 3rd and 4th gear hubs, hardened keys and steel fork, just to name a few features. We run a 412 ring and pinion so you really feel the pull as you release the hydraulic clutch and go through the four gears. With these 26.5" tall tires there no need to sacrifice the torque pull to get a "freeway flyer". This is the best of both worlds.
Miscellaneous hand made hardware:
Clam shell alignment pins, ussets and receivers, uel lines, uel filter with bracket, etal headlight bucket rings, use panel with bracket, rake and clutch reservoir, ual coil stand, ire saddle, etal four cam style fan shroud and engine tin, mulsion tube, ir cleaners, rake line brackets and rear bump stops on axle, functioning and correct hood and clam shell locks with church key, he list goes on and on.
Paint and finish:
It may look like it's old, ut it's not. This is a fresh build with an aged look. We gave this Spyder the "Patina" look. This is how a well kept 60 year old car would look like today. Our proprietary finish with aged surface treatment on most composite, etal and alloy parts is not only appealing to look at, ut it's also a very low maintenance finish so you can get out and drive this one. Don't just enjoy looking at it, rive it, hat's what it's meant to be.
As you can see this is a very special Spyder with parts and features you just can't find anywhere.
This car is build completely by hand from raw materials. Cutting, bending and welding all the metal, lloy and composite parts are performed in house (Azusa California) to final assembly, it and finish.
This Spyder is a finished running Spyder with many miles on the clock. You can buy it today and drive it away. Located in Southern California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Call for an appointment to examine and test drive this rare Spyder today.
We have been building top quality 550 cars and parts for the past 18 years, nd now we are proud to call this our New "Spyder Clone", nlike anything we have ever built.
As you can see, ountless dollars and man hours have gone into the development and build of this unique one or a kind Spyder. Here is a chance to finally own a hand built Spyder that is not only accurate and correct, ut is also a blast to drive and truly enjoy the 550 Spyder Driving experience.
Please submit your best offer.
For the true Spyder enthusiast that will not settle for less than Perfection....